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May 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Plant Ecology at Beach Estates Park

Join us on May 5 at one of Nanaimo’s hidden gems: Beach Estates Park. Research Ecologist Sari Saunders will lead our group on a plant ecology tour, looking at the kinds of plants we will find in different places (exposed sites, sheltered locations, wet versus dry, close to the ocean, etc).  We will learn a bit about what different plants can tell you about the the local ecology, for instance the type of soil, or whether the site is disturbed or not. Sari will bring along some measuring equipment that she uses in the field and will show us some of what she does in her job as a research ecologist. If you have them, bring along a plant guide and your magnifying glasses or a field lens. Also, bring your sketch book and some pencils to make sketches!


May 5, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.